Thursday, March 26, 2009

Desired Results for Student Learning

I made a wordle out of our document, the desired results for student learning. Here it is, in Green and Gold, with a touch of gray and white.

Wordle: Desired Results

The largest words represent the words with the greatest frequency in the document. Please share your thoughts.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ian Jukes, March 26th

Ian Jukes had to cancel as speaker at NCAIS in the fall, but now he's healthy and back in North Carolina. Ian has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, international consultant, university instructor and keynote speaker. Over the course of the past 10 years, Ian has worked with clients in more than 30 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations typically speaking to between 250,000 and 350,000 people a year. But Ian is an educator first and foremost. His focus has consistently been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of children. The blog will also include all twitters tagged #ncais.

I'll be covering his talk starting at 12:30 EST on Thursday, March 26th.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Building Your Professional Learning Community in Second Life (a virtual world online) Kathy Schrock 8:15

Kathy Schrock is the Administrator for Technology for the Nauset Public Schools on Cape Cod, MA. A large part of her job is involved with infusing technology throughout the curriculum in all areas and at all grade levels. Previously a library media specialist, she is very interested in search strategies, evaluation of Internet information, copyright issues, emerging technologies and gadgets, and the use of technology as a tool to support instruction

A Conversation with Will Richardson & Dave Warlick

I'm really looking forward to that one!

Globally Preparing Students through GPS units 10:15

Network Literacy: Leveraging the Potential of a Hyper Connected World Will Richardson 11:15

Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms and communities. A former public school educator for 22 years, Will’s own Weblog ( is a leading resource for the creation and implementation of Web2.0 technologies on the K-12 level, and is a leading voice for re-envisioning learning and teaching inthe context of the fundamental changes these new technologies are bringing to all aspects of life

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Alice- the Free, Fun, and Easy Way to Introduce Students to Programming

Programming in Alice.

Google and Classroom Management 10:45

This looks cool! Not typical Google stuff, but more advanced features.

Vicki Davis Opening Keynote NCTIES 9am

Swimming without Drowning: Early Career Teachers and Web 2.0 Technologies

Swimming without Drowning: Early Career Teachers and Web 2.0 Technologies

led by Meredith Stewart, Cary Academy

Thursday, March 5th 2:00-2:45 Eastern
Live blog co-presented with Sam Morris of Cary Academy